By Billi Wilson
Hesston residents are invited to attend a special announcement Thursday, June 27, at 4 p.m. at Silverstone Inc., 8515 N Hesston Road, in Hesston.
GVL Polymers, Inc. is a privately held corporation with its headquarters in Litchfield, Minnesota.
After 20 years in business, the company is excited to announce the opening of a second plant in Hesston.
GVL currently employs over 40 workers at its 50,000 square foot facility in Minnesota.
Along with the company’s proprietary product, poly corn snouts, GVL Poly offers rotational molding, rapid FDM prototyping, engineering and design, and other services to OEM’s.
The Kansas Department of Commerce, who worked in partnership with the Harvey County Economic Development Council and the City of Hesston with GVL Poly, will be present at the announcement. “It’s great news that GVL Polymers has decided to open a new plant in Hesston,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “The company’s investment in our state is going to create good manufacturing jobs and contribute to the growth of the Kansas economy.”
The Hesston facility, upon completion, will be approximately 50,000 square feet and employ over 20 full-time individuals within its first year of operation. We excited to announce and welcome this great company to Hesston. We look forward to the new partnerships formed between GVL Poly, local industries and the community. We hope you will join us for this exciting announcement.